A recent thread at Cre8asite Forums brought an interesting article to my attention.

Not that there are any huge surprises in the article – it’s all pretty much common knowledge about the relationship between Google and Dmoz. However, having it written up by a highly experienced Dmoz editor gives it a notable boost in value. Jean Manco is a regular contributor to Cre8asite forums, providing updates into the happenings at the Open Directory Project and related issues. She has been a volunteer editor with the Open Directory since 1999.

That is to say, she is somewhat of an authority figure when it comes to the open directory. She is one of those few Open Directory editors who really makes a point to communicate with the webmaster community – something which, sadly, isn’t incredibly common amongst the Dmoz community.

If you really want "the scoop" on Google’s relationship with the Open Directory Project, this is a great place to start.

Hat tip to sonjay at Cre8asite!