Standard Readme is designed for open source libraries. Although it’s historically made for Node and npm projects, it also applies to libraries in other languages and package managers. Standard Readme started with the issue originally posed by @maxogden over at feross/standard in this issue, about whether or not a tool to standardize readmes would be useful. A lot of that discussion ended up in zcei's standard-readme repository. While working on maintaining the IPFS repositories, I needed a way to standardize Readmes across that organization. This specification started as a result of that.