Release 7.2 for Windows

by Brian C. Wiles & John Walker

Update: Check out the new VoIP Search on Google! It allows you to search for any Voice Over IP information without getting a lot of unrelated information thrown at you!

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01/04/2002 - Version 7.2 released!
  Speak Freely is a 100% software-based VoIP phone originally written in 1991 by John Walker, founder of Autodesk, and Brian C. Wiles. Over the years since, other VoIP applications popped up, but Speak Freely was the first VoIP application (or Internet telephone) released to the public. Brian had written another VoIP application in 1989 called RASCAL (short for Remote Audio Sound Card Application Link), and some parts of it were incorporated into Speak Freely. In the spirit of Open Source SoftwareTM, this program is licensed under the GNU General Public License.

What is VoIP?

VoIP is short for Voice Over Internet Protocol. VoIP is the technology that allows you to send your voice over the Internet instead of typing, like email or instant messaging. The first VoIP phone experiments were carried out in the 1970's, but it wasn't until the mid-1990's that the average home computer was powerful enough to handle all that data. Today, a growing number of phone calls are actually placed using VoIP phones or are carried using VoIP somewhere between the caller and the callee. Search for "VoIP" and you'll find several web sites that describe VoIP in more detail.

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