So what is on offer;
- your server does not suffer from the Twitter fail whale
- the software is available under the GNU Affero General Public License
- consequently interoperability will not be revoked because of corporate interests
- #sntrans is the identi.ca group with status updates for the localisation
- StatusNet has excellent localisation in 14 languages. Decent #L10n in another 15 languages
- the core software is localised at translatewiki.net and, you are welcome to make a difference for your langugage ...
- Bi-directional text support is being tested !!
- preparations are made to localise extensions as well