It has to be said... It's clear Xiph.org is run by trained monkeys.
I was subscribed to the theora mailing list for a very long time. Recently, I tried to send a message to the list, only to find it rejected because my IP (on which I run my personal SMTP server) is dynamic. Don't ask why I don't use my ISP's SMTP server, that's an argument for another time. Suffice it to say that I'm stuck with this arrangement, and quite happy with it.
Finding that my posts were not welcome (and angry that Theora is at least 3+ years behind schedule) I decided to unsubscribe and wash my hands of it. Guess what? email@example.com is subject to the same IP filtering... I guess they don't want their bots to waste time reading spam... So, of course I use the web-based interface, and unsubscribe.
Figuring someone at xiph.org would want to know about this, I e-mail Monty. Sadly, Monty's address is subject to the same filtering as all other addresses at xiph.org. I do what any nerd would, look up the whois information for xiph.org. "Great honeybee of infinity" the contact info for the xiph.org domain is firstname.lastname@example.org.
So, that is why I've come to the conclusion that xiph.org is run by trained monkeys. These are the people we're supposed to depend on to give us the next-gen free audio/video standard? I still like Vorbis, but I've lost all faith in Theora.