You are free to run the program as you wish, for any purpose.
The enunciation of the first fundamental software freedom above isn't so much about ownership than it is about control.
Contrary to a car, a commodity, computing is still regarded, often even by technologists, as a privilege, and to earn this privilege, a vast amount of time and attention are required to embrace the computing world and get it. And contrary to a car--although VolksWagen recently reminded us that cars are more like mobile computers now--programmers and computer manufacturers naturally consider their users with condescension, barely capable of operating the device, and certainly capable of ruining their plans for it.
Computer users always stand out of the box the manufacturers and developers expected to find us. Of course, there's a proverbial average user, so remote from programmer concerns they took the name of end user. Well, this is the end: we're between end users here, pioneering new beginnings.
Getting started with Devuan may take a variety of forms. Debian users will find themselves at home with all the familiar tools inherited from the Mothership. System administrators in particular will be delighted to see true continuity with Debian Wheezy and the GNU legacy.
Developers and Package maintainers on the other hand, will discover new, simpler ways to package for Devuan. But that is another story.
Peruse the topics in this conference for anything related to installing Devuan, using it in various environments, and generic usage of the system. In particular you may want to participate in:
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- USE for installation, use cases, and generic usage
STUDY for advanced usage and customization
SHARE for community and distribution concerns
HACK for derivative work and developer issues