What is the relationship between LXD and Multipass?

What is the relationship between Multipass and LXD? There virtual machine features of each of these tools seem to overlap. Did LXD serve as inspiration for Multipass?

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Multipass CLI was inspired by LXD.
Upcoming Multipass will be using LXD VMs as backend on Linux.

On Windows and macOS, Multipass can be used to deploy Ubuntu VMs and will soon have support to then integrate the native LXD client with that VM.

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