checklist.md is a checklist to help you write a README file that helps readers feel confident about your project. If you write a README by following the checklist, then your readers may more easily identify, evaluate, use, and engage with your project. Unlike README templates, this checklist helps you write the most important things first, not only what appears first in the file. You can use the checklist for both closed- and open-source projects. For more about how this checklist was created and its use, see the talk I gave at Write the Docs NA 2016, Write the Readable README.