Someone mentioned online that Gitlab has a richer markdown format. I haven’t really investigated but I found this a moment ago:
free GitLab account has no edit history. I think it's a important feature for private development
As for edit history, I'm assuming you are talking about the description edit history. If so, we had an open conversation (https://gitlab.com/gitlab-org/gitlab/-/issues/10103#note_206...) about why we placed the feature in Starter and above. If you'd like to continue the convo, please open a new issue with your proposal. If you are talking about a different edit history, please clarify so I can better understand your perspective. Thank you for the feedback!
Regarding the edit history,
both description & comments edit history are important to me. We can only afford our freequent customers and one time projects. You know, many projects holding for months and no earning at all but you can't cut it.