I've just been officially approved as a mentor for KDE. There are three ideas already for simon on the ideas page.
It's the first time I'll (hopefully) be participating in GSoC (as a mentor) but I am very much looking forward to it.
I hope to find a few students interested in simon so if you want to do anything that has to do with speech recognition at all (even if it's not mentioned in the ideas page), just contact me.
Want to voice-control your lawn mower? Talk to your Roomba? We can do that :)
Let your ideas run wild!