About Ouroboros

A decentralized packet network

Ouroboros stems from our deep interest in computer networks, tackling some long standing problems in IP networks such as achieving clean fragmentation, routing scalability, efficient congestion control and simple multicast. Instead of trying to tackle these issues in isolation, we subscribe to the view that the entire TCP/IP design is fundamentally broken, and a holistic approach is needed to build efficient packet networks.

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

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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.