Lightroom: Incorrect value for EXIF:ColorSpace in exported TIFFs

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When you export a TIFF or JPEG with Color Space: AdobeRGB (1998), LR 5.7.1 includes an incorrect value for EXIF:ColorSpace. It should be set to Uncalibrated. But on Windows, it is set to sRGB, and on Mac it is missing entirely. (Note that when Photoshop CC 2014 saves a file in AdobeRGB (1998), it correctly sets EXIF:ColorSpace to Uncalibrated.)

This bug probably has very small impact in most cases, since it's likely that most color-managed applications ignore EXIF:ColorSpace when an ICC_Profile is present. But this did cause confusion for one person examining the color space with Windows File Explorer, which shows EXIF:ColorSpace but not ICC_Profile in its Properties window:
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Jeffrey Tranberry, Sr. Product Manager, Digital Imaging

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Official Response
This issue should be fixed in today's Lightroom CC 2015.5/6.5 update.