Wow I am surprised to read this news and the comments , I have been editing in there for years and my only problem was finding time to edit. I edit very fairly, respecting the DMOZ guidlines and (stopped) a lot of dupe mirror sites getting into the Google directory. But I guess now they have figured how to do that theme selves ...
I learned a lot from it, making good concise descriptions analyzing/reviewing sites, if I am where I am now its a lot thanks to DMOZ and my editing there. I am sorry for this and maybe its an end of an era when the web was young and free and not everything was done for money,
And I never saw or heard anything to confirm this below.
DMOZ was corrupt and impossible for a legit website to get into