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The first GNU Classpath/Sun Java hybrids have begun to appear. The hybrids combine GNU Classpath with Java code that Sun has recently released under the GPL either to improve an existing project or to further the goal of having a completely Free JDK. First IKVM made a snapshot available, thus allowing parts of the OpenJDK class libraries to be used on Mono and .NET. Then the CACAO team released a new version that allows Sun's phoneME to be used as core libraries. Finally, Red Hat launched IcedTea to allow the OpenJDK to be built using only Free Software and to provide stubs and replacements from GNU Classpath for the remaining binary plugs in the OpenJDK.

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