Let me reassure you:
- Identi.ca is not closing.
- There is a summary of the changes coming to identi.ca on the status.net blog.
- Part of that includes stopping new registrations on identi.ca.
- Identi.ca is going to start using new software -- pump.io instead of StatusNet.
- All active accounts will continue working automatically. Active means 1 post or follow or like in the last 12 months.
- Even after the change, "old" users will be able to keep working.
- Backup your identi.ca account.
- Download StatusNet and set up your own site. You can import your identi.ca backup and you'll be up and running.
- Try pump.io. You can find out what you're getting into.
@Tsyesika I wasn't planning on it, but it's not a terrible idea. There are about 1.4M identica accounts, but only about 100K have been active in the last 12 months, and a whole lot of those are spammers. I'd guess it's going to be only 25K-50K new users. It's still a lot of people to add to a system with <1000 users.