Voice is becoming the primary interface for many applications and industries across a wide spectrum of use cases. It’s widely used in many industries like healthcare and transportation. It’s also becoming popular in the consumer space with Amazon’s Alexa and Apple’s Siri. However, there is massive fragmentation and worry about the ethical use of data voice assistants create. It’s soon going to be one of the most pressing problems facing the industry. The Linux Foundation recently announced the Open Voice Network, an open-source association dedicated to advancing open standards that support the adoption of AI-enabled voice assistance systems. The network is an independently funded and governed non-profit industry association that operates as a Linux Foundation's directed fund. From the perspective of Jon Stine, Executive Director, Open Voice Network (a Linux Foundation project), the network is about two things - one, it’s about standards and ethical use guidelines for voice assistant systems, and two, it's about the future of voice. In this interview, Stine talks about the origin story of the project, the project's focus, how it is being governed and managed, and what its roadmap looks like.