WTF does that mean?Eric Walowit, Thomas Knoll and Chris Murphy
all think that a raw file does have a color space. When asked by you, "Does a raw file have a color space?", these well recognized authorities responded:
Walowit: "Fundamentally, absolutely YES,..."
Knoll: "The fact that a mosaic array is “grayscale” is a red herring in this argument. An early processing step fills in the missing values, and you have a 3 or 4 channel image as a result. For most cameras, if you just “assign” a working space RGB profile, you get a recognizable color image as a result, so it certainly seems like a color space."
Murphy: "So yes a camera (and thus a Raw file) has a color space."
So, there does seem to be a learning problem or stubborn denial.