The Crypto Stick has been established in 2008 as a hobby open source project. During this journey we attracted a lot of happy users and got positive feedback. We learned that developing a system which works is one thing; but shipping a stable and consumer-ready device is a totally different story. The development of the next version 2 (alias "Storage") took several years--even with one full time position on average. Now the system works stable and we are aiming on starting the production.