The Ouroboros project is a decentralized packet network implementation started by Sander Vrijders and Dimitri Staessens.


Ouroboros is free software. The libraries are available under the GNU Lesser Public License (LGPL) version 2.1. The daemons are available under the GNU Public License (GPL) version 2. The tools are availabe under the 3-Clause BSD License.

Ouroboros logos © Dimitri Staessens. All Rights Reserved.


Ouroboros is distributed in the hope that it will be useful, but without any warranty; without even the implied warranty of merchantability or fitness for a particular purpose.

At present, Ouroboros is a research prototype. Although it is developed with utmost care, it may expose the host system to unknown security risks and attack vectors. As such, we recommend to test it in a contained environment.