Doing a search of GIS.StackExchange, and all of StackOverflow, for the term "Luciad" will bring up zero relevant questions about the Luciad framework. From what I understand, it is comparable in many features to other libraries such as ESRI.

Why is it that no Luciad/LuciadMap questions are being asked or answered on any of these sites? Are there distinct disadvantages to the Luciad framework that prevent widespread adoption, or even discussion, of this framework?

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    Luciad is a GIS for Military Defence and Aviation so either too narrow a field or 'classified' as sensitive - What is the question you want to ask? – Mapperz Feb 11 '13 at 16:00
  • Of course, GRASS used to be a military GIS, so you never know, if Luciad was ever liberated into the FOSS realm, perhaps more people might use it - though even then as a system aimed at aviation (unlike GRASS), it would still be fairly niche I expect. – MappaGnosis Feb 11 '13 at 17:10
  • Would this be more appropriate over on meta? – BradHards Feb 11 '13 at 20:06
  • Yes, perhaps this might have been better asked in meta. Apologies. – Patrick D Feb 12 '13 at 14:13
  • The first question is a meta question, but the second one is not. I understand the second one to be the one of principal interest and the first is just motivational, so I think this was posted in the right place. – whuber Feb 13 '13 at 15:40

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