Nandor Tanczos has long been a supporter of Open Source, and has made efforts to introduce Open Source applications to Parliament. Today the New Zealand Herald published a opinion article from Nandor on Open Source. Nandor says "To me, open source has been a perfect illustration of the Green Party belief that an open, co-operative decision path makes the most ethical, economic and environmental sense."
The New Zealand Open Source Society is not politically aligned with any party. Politicians from both the right and left have supported us, including Acts Rodney Hide and the Greens Nandor Tanczos. Many members of the NZOSS are also active members of political parties. The mainstream parties Labour and National however have both been reluctant to support Open Source more strongly.