ROC 1.1 will still be free, but will also come with an extra service. Now you have to remember a long login to access ROC. With ROC Plus you will be able to choose a short word or even a letter to access your ROC client. ROC Plus will cost 3$ for an entire year.
ROC 1.1 will be released next month and will feature : the boot-bugfix, more commands, an improved online manager and ROC Plus.
An opensource variant OpenROC is still under consideration and might not be released at all.