Magento Marketplace

How is the Magento Marketplace authentication implemented on a backend Component Manager screen? (3)
A new backend Component Manager (3)
Will you in the future work on closer integration with Connect via the Magento Admin interface? (2)
Will the new marketplace allow for free modules as opposed to Magento Connect? (2)
Will it be possible to sell extensions through the new Marketplace, like on AppStore? Customer pays Magento and Magento pays to developer? (2)
Will there be a (limited) beta to the Marketplace for merchants, to critique ease of installation and evaluate the quality of code reviews? (2)
Is the Marketplace curation only for partners like it was for Connect? (2)
How does the Marketplace module retrieves the Magento partners list (2)