Speak Freely for Windows


by John Walker

End of Life Announcement

On January 15th, 2004, Speak Freely was officially discontinued and removed from the www.fourmilab.ch Web site where it was hosted since 1996. Existing users may continue to use the program as long as they wish, but no further releases will be forthcoming. For details and the reasons why Speak Freely was being discontinued, please see the full end of life announcement. This archive preserves the final release of Speak Freely for Windows, version 7.6a.

Speak Freely is a Windows application which allows you to talk (actually send voice, not typed characters) over a network. To enable secure communications, encryption with DES, Blowfish, IDEA, and/or a key file is available. Speak Freely for Windows is compatible with Speak Freely for Unix, and users of the two programs can intercommunicate. In addition, Speak Freely supports Real-Time Protocol (RTP) (RFCs 1889, 1890, et seq.) and interoperate with RTP compliant audio applications.

Archive Access

SourceForge.net Logo The Speak Freely for Windows archive is hosted on SourceForge. It provides direct access to Speak Freely source code via CVS. Developers interested in working with the final version of the source code can check out the complete development directory tree, manage their changes with CVS or download an archive of the source code from the File Release System.

Project Summary Page

Source Code Repository

User Guide

The Speak Freely user guide is included with the executable distribution as an HTML Help file. You can display it from the "Help" menu in the Speak Freely application window. An on-line copy of the manual is also available; the two editions are identical.

Mailing List Archive

The speak-freely mailing list operated from January 1996 until January 2004, with more than 3500 messages posted. The link below allows you to download a Zipped archive of all messages ever posted to the mailing list, collected into 287 periodic digests. E-mail addresses and telephone numbers have been elided to protect the privacy of participants. The mailing list covered both the Unix and Windows versions of Speak Freely.

Download speak-freely Mailing List Archive   (2 Mb .zip)

by John Walker
January 15th, 2004