Nice to see progress
It's nice to see progress on Devuan... but I never had high hopes. There are so many things wrong with Debian, and with the Linux ecosystem in general. Package systems, goofy packaging practices, the audio clusterfuck, X windows (man, I hated that shit in the 90s, and it has not improved much)... systemd is merely the latest trainwreck.
Still, if Devuan keeps Linux competitive with FreeBSD, and possibly serves as a new base for overlay distros like Mint, I guess it's a good thing.