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The Ouroboros is an ancient symbol depicting a snake or dragon swallowing its tail and forming a circle. It is associated with alchemy, Gnosticism, and Hermeticism. It represents the cyclical[?] nature of things, eternal return[?], and other things perceived as cycles that begin anew as soon as they end. In some representations the serpent is shown as half light and half dark, echoing the dichotomy of other similar symbols such as the Yin Yang. It has been argued that the Ouroboros is a symbol of autofellatio.

Oroborus is also a small windowmanager, which is about 50kb small on my x86 machine. But the project also provides some small tools, which can even be handy when you use some other windowmanager.

Oroborus was written by Ken Lynch, and is currently developed by Stefan Pfetzing (mailto:dreamind@dreamind.de) aka dreamind.

And of course Oroborus is released under GPL.

There are some additional tools for Oroborus (http://www.oroborus.org):

See also: Oroborus homepage (http://www.oroborus.org)

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