SNAFU is an acronym meaning, "things are in a mess – as usual." The most commonly accepted rendering is Situation Normal: All Fucked Up.
SNAFU principle (from Cathedral and Bazaar, Notes)
``True communication is possible only between equals, because inferiors are more consistently rewarded for telling their superiors pleasant lies than for telling the truth.''
Creative teamwork utterly depends on true communication and is thus very seriously hindered by the presence of power relationships. The open-source community, effectively free of such power relationships, is teaching us by contrast how dreadfully much they cost in bugs, in lowered productivity, and in lost opportunities.
Here is a blog by that name (http://snafuprinciple.blogspot.com/). The best thing is the punch line ...
"kick at the darkness 'til it bleeds daylight"