I wrote a post on my website to try to clear up the misunderstandings that people have and spread about Segregated Witness.
If you think I missed something or made a mistake, please let me know and I will change it. Feel free to discuss what I have written however I ask that you keep the discussion more technically oriented and less politically.
If you have any additional questions about segwit, I will try to answer them. If I think it is something that many people will ask or misunderstand, I will add it to the post.
This has also been posted to 4 other fora so please read those to avoid rehashing the same topics that have been answered elsewhere: https://bitcointalk.org/index.php?topic=1423718.0
https://www.reddit.com/r/btc/comments/4 ... nd_segwit/
https://www.reddit.com/r/Bitcoin/commen ... nd_segwit/
https://bitco.in/forum/threads/clearing ... gwit.1068/
Local rule: no posts about blockstream or claims that blockstream controls core development.
*Disclaimer: I am not one of the developers of Segwit although I have done extensive research and am in the process of writing segwit code for Armory.