You exactly have the point: Lobis does not intend to lock its CRV so no need to be whitelisted. Actually, if the idea was to be whitelisted, then it would make Lobis a new centralisation threat for Curve, or Frax. This is the main difference with [Redacted] (not sure how they plan to get whitelisted though, interesting question).
Instead, Lobis will influence whitelisted protocols so that they can change their current locking mechanism (cvxcrv for convex, PPS for Stake DAO, etc…) toward a system where the user keeps its governance right and just benefits from 1/ the value it brings to other users (boost) and 2/ liquidity on its token (not locked for 4 years).
Once a solution has been implemented by one or several of those three whitelisted protocols, then Lobis will be able to stake its CRV tokens on their platform, and start actively participating in governance.
Lobis does not aim to make LOBI a more efficient wrapper of CRV. The current problem with convex, is that to vote on Curve it's more efficient to buy CVX than CRV. We don't want this to happen with LOBI.