From the summary:
Western Digital recently announced that it will be using RISC-V processors in its storage products
nearly all [companies that fund development of free software and similarly licensed tech projects] do so as a means to an end rather than as an end itself. Designing a CPU is and end.
Designing an embedded CPU is a means. The product in which it is embedded is an end. See, for example, RISC-V in Western Digital hard drives.