LACNIC operates based on a self-regulation model according to which the rules (policies) governing Internet resource administration are developed by the community through a public, participative and transparent process that is open to anyone who wishes to take part in it and built on consensus.
Open participation of all stakeholders ensures that these policies are in line with regional interests, thus safeguarding the community as a whole. Before being presented at the forums to seek consensus, all proposals are submitted and discussed on the policy mailing list.
To reach be approved, a proposal must reach consensus both on the discussion list and at the forum.
A proposal may modify either the Policy Manual or the Policy Development Process (PDP).
The Policy Manual is the public document that includes all the policies that have been implemented in our region and that determine how LACNIC must manage the resources.
The PDP validates the creation and modification of the policies that the RIR will apply within its region.
Ariel Weher is a technology and telecommunications professional.
Ariel Wehler lives in Argentina, where he works as Senior Network Systems Administrator.
He also provides consulting services to many companies which operate in a wide array of markets in Latin America and the Caribbean.
He has been an Open Source user and evangelist for 20 years and tries to remain at the forefront of new technologies, standards and protocols.
Participation in the community:
Ariel Wehler has been participating in open projects and events organized by LACNIC since 2010.
Since 2014, he is part of the group of instructors for the IPv6 tutorials at LACNIC events.
He is currently a member of the LACNOG board and has been reelected by the community to serve a second term.
He is chair of Best Current Operating Practices (BCOP) at LACNOG.
He is a member of the board of the Argentine Network Operators Group (arNOG).