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.