Yesterday I did the presentation at the Center of Spoken Language Understanding. I think it went pretty well. Especially so, because after the talk ms Lois Black (neuropsychologist I think) and Jan van Santen (a professor who told me that Kevin Lenzo actually graduated under him) and I had a rather long conversation about Krista and pVoice.
If I wasn't already impressed with the friendlyness of Portland people, these two were absolutely the best so far. They were really interested in pVoice, and we spoke about the possibility to add certain features (like using sounds for input), about licensing issues (or actually the lack thereof) and the chances of getting more grants to further develop pVoice. It might implicate that certain added features won't be Open Source. This however doesn't have to be a problem, because I think Open Source is not a goal by itself. It's a means of getting other people involved to improve the software and to let people add their own features. I'm very happy to have chosen the Artistic License as the license under which pVoice is distributed....
Of course the time was too short to really get into details, but they're going to see if there is a way to get more funding from certain organizations. This of course is very exciting!!
keeping my fingers crossed