According to some interesting discussions and rumors right here in the forums, the CyanogenMod team may be looking to develop and implement a Root Only App Store. Kousik Dutta developer of apps like rom manager recently made the following comments on his Google+ page,
The beauty of this idea is that it creates a specialized niche app store tailored to developers, power-users and tinkerers. Share your thoughts on this fascinating idea.“I’ve been bouncing this idea around for a while now, and it seems like an even better idea now, given my recent brush with this problem: we need an App Store for root apps. We also need an app store for apps that are getting shut down for no good reason, other than carrier, or some random corporation doesn’t like it.”
Thanks for the tip, metalspring!
Source: DroidForums - Root only app store on the way? and The Android Crib