According to its website [1], which links to a number of other Voynich Manuscript related websites it states it is the primary mailing list for scholars attempting to read the enigmatic Voynich Manuscript.

It was started in 1991 by Jim Gillogly (then of the RAND Corporation) and Jim Reeds (then of Bell Labs), and moved to its present website in 2002.

The current list administrator is Richard SantaColoma.