It's reasonable to claim that the interdependence of data in the kernel is bigger than in
(data = code,knowledge required etc)
You need to distribute to scale, for better scaling when distributing you need to minimize
data interdependence. In gnome there are many seperate projects with little or none dependence
on each other - at least compared to the kernel.
Buzzwords, guessing... not facts.. etc...:)
Also - the kernel has more code?