Copyright alterations

Andrew John Hughes ahughes at
Fri Apr 9 17:30:49 PDT 2010

I just noticed this huge changeset that went into the hs17 branch of HotSpot:

It alters all the copyright notices from Sun to Oracle.
Interestingly, it seems to change
the range of some copyright notices:

e.g. from

- * Copyright 2003-2007 Sun Microsystems, Inc. All Rights Reserved.
+ * Copyright (c) 2003, 2007, Oracle and/or its affiliates. All rights

2003-2007 and 2003, 2007 are not equivalent; one is a range also
including 2004, 2005 and 2006 and the other is not, it's just 2003 and
Such a change seems wrong to me.
Andrew :-)

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