I have just been browsing bitcointalk.org and found a thread on Maidsafe. Most of the comments on the thread cast Maidsafe in a very negative light. I know for a fact a lot of it is not just FUD but outright lie, however I am not really sufficiently familiar with the project to mount a thorough defence.
I wanted to post the link to the thread here so the community has a chance to respond to the criticisms. I am aware that the first rule of the internet is to not feed the trolls, however the debate over there is entirely one-sided, and I am concerned that it promotes misinformation about the project to people who would not otherwise know better.
If anyone is interested in responding to any of the criticisms, this is the thread in question: