That's great, some say. They always believed there was an intelligent force behind DMOZ and hope it persists. They hope that a new era is about to arrive with better quality.
I'd love to see AOL make a sincere effort to diagnose and fix the weaknesses of DMOZ (no need to repeat that debate/list). There's a huge opportunity for changes that are win-win-win solutions for DMOZ volunteers, AOL shareholders, and quality-oriented webmasters. The only losers would be the fakers and spammers.
My only gripe with this is that I wish it happened earlier. Right now, in light of all recent events relating to DMOZ (in a negative light), it appears that they formed this blog because they're in damage control mode.
Forum discussion continues at WebmasterWorld.