7197491: update copyright year to match last edit in jdk8 jdk repository

Alan Bateman Alan.Bateman at oracle.com
Fri Nov 2 16:07:16 UTC 2012

On 02/11/2012 13:44, Chris Hegarty wrote:
> I'm not sure what you are looking for here, but I skimmed quickly up 
> and down the patch stopping occasionally, and the updated headers look 
> ok.
> On the general issue, is there a reason what on the 1st of January 
> ever source file cannot have its year range updated to that year. Then 
> just forget about it until the next year? Anyway, I'm ok with this as 
> is for now.
> -Chris.
I was just looking for a reviewer so that I could push this change and 
get it out of the way. Steve has the engine running in the get away car :-)

I think there needs to be wider discussion as to how to deal with the 
copyright dates. It regularly comes up during code reviews because some 
reviewers insist on the dates being updated. I don't know if a yearly on 
Jan 1 will work as there will be outgoing changes in the team forests 
that will be missed. Also I'm not sure we want to leave it as long as a 
year anyway. Every few months or periodically at integration time feels 
right to me although I don't have a strong opinion on this topic.


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