Kayak Award for "Best Campaigner against OOXML Standardization"

Win an FFII "Kayak Award" and 2,500 Euros

The team that makes the best effort to helping the International Standardization Organisation (ISO) fight off Microsoft's lobbying stands to win an FFII "Kayak Award", consisting of 2,500 Euro and the chance to present their campaign at the FFII's annual conference in November.

1st October 2007 - UPDATE: suprise winner of Kayak award is Microsoft.

Press release

See the FFII press release.

How to take part?

In order to be able to participate to the contest, you should produce electronic documents of your actions (keep email, pictures, scans, snapshot of websites, etc…) and send them to gro.iiff|lmxooon#gro.iiff|lmxooon, together with your name, surname, email, postal address, and a phone number.

Who can participate?

Individuals or groups of people. In the second case, the submission should be made in the name of team (ex: Paris Linux User Group).


All submissions to the ISO process must be sent rapidly, as national standardisation bodies are closing the window on new submissions and comments. The deadline for nominations for the Kayak Award is 31 August, and the award winner will be announced on 30 September 2007.

The winner

The winner will receive their prize money, and be invited to present their achievements at the FFII General Assembly 2007 in November.