I want to package python library - *uritemplate* ; however, I found that there is a same name package with similar function in Debian archive .
Despite these function are similar, the API seems like incompatible in each other. The reason why I want to package  is that because there are many popular utilities   are depends on it.
Someone already asked the author of upstream about duplicate issues , the author refused to rename his project .
Do you have any suggestion on it ?