The Object People was a software company, based out of Ottawa Canada and with offices in Raleigh North Carolina, Southampton England, and Bonn Germany.
They did training, consulting, and custom development in Smalltalk and Java. They also made TOPLink, an object-relational mapping tool that has versions in Smalltalk, Java, and Gemstone.
April 18, 2000, The Object People were acquired in two pieces. The services went to BEA, and the TopLink piece went to WebGain. For more information, see http://www.objectpeople.com http://www.webgain.com and http://www.beasys.com.