SysML FAQ: Who created SysML and how did it get its name?

SysML was created by the SysML Partners, an informal association of Systems Engineering experts and software modeling tool vendors that convened in 2003 to create a profile (dialect) of UML for Systems Engineering called SysML (Systems Modeling Language). The SysML Partners defined SysML as an open source specification that would satisfy the requirements of the Object Management Group's UML for Systems Engineering RFP, and their specifications included an open source license for distribution and use.
For further details about the history of the SysML see the SysML Partners page on the web.

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