designed to help ODP editors quickly locate these useful, informative, not-quite secret but sometimes hard-to-find files.
None of these files are password protected and all can be found through simple searches on AltaVista and other search engines. However, they are not easy to find through the ODP itself or URL browsing, hence the adjective "hidden".
"What's up with the "hidden" files in the dmoz.org root directory?" and
"Why would you want the ODP cool site awards in your bookmarks?"
for further discussion and analysis.