Open Directory was launched mid-1998,
when Netscape bought an earlier version called GnuHoo/NewHoo and renamed it. Obviously
aiming to be a direct competitor to Yahoo - with the advantages of being cheap
to run (volunteer editors), ad-free and open source.
The ODP is
also known as DMOZ, an acronym for Directory Mozilla. This name reflects its loose
association with Netscape's Mozilla project, an Open Source browser initiative.
Some sites have thousands of listings within the directory - see the list
loves it, and has their own version here.
Spam: If you think that an editor is spamming or promoting its own
domains, send an email message to email@example.com.
3.8 million sites - 54,284 editors - 460,000 categoriesand still growing
Searches per day: ???
Number of links on their Home Page that
are not necessary: 0