@Shaun_Max The intent of this is not to make extensions or libraries free but to make the integration and use of them easier. I'd still see a level of authentication involved to get access to paid extensions.
The idea is that instead of having to go to github (or wherever the ANE is) download the ane, then download any dependencies, read the documentation for the application descriptor updates, identify conflicts etc you would just have to do:
apm install com.distriqt.Application
Then, to generate the application descriptor:
apm generate app-descriptor
(Probably would involve setup of an app config somewhere too but obviously haven't gotten into details yet).