Welcome move, code-wise
(I recognise the difficulty in many other areas)
I am often hampered by not having access to code written by other scientists. If I want to test my shiny new algorithm against state-of-the-art efforts from others, it is a right pain to implement their methods from scratch. Besides, even if I write a working implementation (or get a student to do it), how can I be sure our implementation of the algorithm is the same as the original. I remember a Spanish colleague being very surprised at the timings we reported of his algorithm, because my student's implementation was a lot faster than his own, on a very similar machine. I also frequently just want to use a particular method in some image preprocessing step, and having some state-of-the-art method to work with directly saves a lot of time. People are getting much better in sharing academic code, but seeing a more concerted effort to retain access to code is useful.