Do you collaborate with other producers openly, or do you know about musicians who do? I wonder what tools or processes producers can use to collaborate openly.
The point that intrigues me more is the publication of files while producing a track. Open source development wouldn’t have got as far without public repositories of open source code that are easy to fork, branch and contribute to. In fact, it is perfectly possible to use git (and GitLab, GitHub, etc) to publish the files of a track as you are producing it, but are there musicians doing this? Or are there services taking the idea of code repositories and applying it to music production?
For what is worth, I (timidly) used GitLab to publish my first track and I was happy with the potential.
One problem of open music production compared to open source software development is that producers are more chained to specific DAWs (often commercial) because of the closed-sourcedness and incompatibility of project file formats. But well, a git-like collaboration platform still could help sharing midi files and audios.