Who created SysML?
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.
The SysML Partners were founded and chaired by Cris Kobryn, who previously chaired the successful UML 1.x and UML 2.0 visual modeling language design teams. As Chair of the SysML Partners Kobryn coined the language name "SysML" (short for "Systems Modeling Language"), designed the original SysML logo, and organized the SysML core language design team as an open source specification project. David W. Oliver, Co-Chair of the INCOSE Model Driven Design Working Group and INCOSE Fellow, was a seminal contributor to the SysML Partners throughout the project. (See Acknowledgement in Memoriam below.) Sandy Friedenthal, chair of the OMG Systems Engineering Special Interest Group, served as Deputy Chair of the SysML Partners during the start of the project.
SysML Language Design Goals
The original language design goals of the SysML Partners included:
The main contributors to the SysML v. 1.0a specification follow:
Other SysML contributors
Other contributors that include, but are not limited to, SysML Partners' SysML Specification v. 0.9 copyright holders:
SysML 1.0 & OMG Adoption
The SysML Partners completed their SysML v. 1.0a open source specification draft and submitted it to the OMG in November 2005. A series of competing specification proposals was followed by a "SysML Merge Team" proposal submission to the OMG in April 2006, which was adopted by the OMG as OMG SysML™ in July 2006.