I just read that DMOZ is accepting site submissions again, apparently they had technical difficulties that didn’t allow editors to aprove or edit sites.
The truth is I don’t have very high expectations about DMOZ, I think their model has not been able to keep up with the times. I was an editor for a while and found it to be very bureaucratic and not dynamic at all. There are many categories that don’t have an editor but it is still very difficult to be accepted to edit those categories. Site submissions take months to be reviewed and web site owners don’t get any feedback about the process.
I think the directory model of DMOZ, where a reduced of people are responsible for the content of the site, does not scale well enough. Other social sites like del.icio.us do a very similar job in a much more dynamic way.