Great news, Dave, but who is funding it?
A brand new corporation established specifically for this purpose.
Will this become a paid subscription forum, a donation forum or what?
The plan is to try and keep the forum itself free. I believe a rotating banner may appear at the top of the forum to help pay for that.
There most probably will be other sections that get added at some point (editorial/educational content, marketplace, etc) which may end up requiring a small subscription...but the goal is to keep the forum itself the way it is now, except with an up to date version of software and a single banner.