Bioware is thanking all their members for making SWTOR such a successful launch by offering up a “Founder” title. Basically, after your first 30 days of subscription have lapsed, you’ll receive an in-game mail from Bioware containing a Founders Medal that’s bound when picked up. This title is permanently bound to your account and will carry over to any character you make in the future. It may take a few days for the title to show up, so don’t freak out if you don’t immediately have it.
This will make a pretty cool title on down the road – a lot like some of the WoW items that are no longer accessible that new players are envious of like the Tabard of the Protector for being there at the opening of the Dark Portal.